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New Cupra R or 2nd Hand Focus RS

Discussion in 'Leon Mk2 (2006-2012)' started by OldNick, May 24, 2011.

  1. FR_Flavoured

    FR_Flavoured Guest

    Plus as highligted above, the RS has all the nice touches of a Rally inspired car too.
    The proper bucket seats, guages you mention on the dash, styling, all part of the involved drive of owning such a car - I do also see what draws people to it.

    I dont hate the car, plus I'm sure I'd be blown away if someone took me for a drive in one (from a performance perspective) its just the stigma attached to it that I refer to. Plus I'd personally prefer a car with more luxury (like the Jap / BM / Honda etc).
     
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    since when has honda had much luxury than a ford? compare an RS agaisnt a type r and i wouldnt say the Type r is any better.
     
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    warren_cox Back from the dead

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    I'm inclined to agree I sat in a Honda CR-V the other day and the interior was cack. I respect Honda's reliability, but I've never seen them as a prestige brand. The Ford may be a bit lairy, but at least it has some character. Most other new hyper hatches as dull as sh1t for the money.
     
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    StealthInspired Full Member

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    Think he meant "Audi". lol :whistle: ;)
     
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    As a comparison with an Audi, whilst my RS owning mate and I agree the Audi has a better interior design, the actual build quality is pretty close. At least his coil packs, clutches and high pressure fuel pump doesn't give up every 2 years!
     
  6. robdf2

    robdf2 Yellow is the best

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    bloody ell Warren where have you been?
     
  7. Mr Cellotape

    Mr Cellotape AKA Mr Ribbed

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    hiding in deep grass???? :lol:
     
  8. OldNick

    OldNick Newbie

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    Hey Ben

    Are you the Cupra R I see around Pontprennau some days?
    Im the white K1 with black wheels and personalised plate. Ill give you a wave next time I see you!

    Nik
     
  9. Ben huxtable

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    Yeah mate that's me I work at Cardiff audi. Always at Cardiff gate, think I know your motor. See 2 on way to work both White with black wheels k1 kits. Mine is cupra r the BEN on reg gives it away a bit!
     
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    See other Leon by coryton. Focus does look nice but always had my sights on cupra. Held off ordering for a year till the R came out!
     
  12. chris285

    chris285 leon mk1 fr tdi

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    very true, the mk2 interior isn't great but i'm looking at a candy white k1 in the next few months. nothing else grabs me like the k1 does, i've looked at other options including non vag and i still come back to it as the car i want due to the performance and its still an everyday useable car as well

    the rs is no doubt a better drivers car there is no getting away from it, but straight line a modded cupra will beat or at least give the rs a run for its money if you want to but it depends on the level of the rs
     
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    renault megane rs250 recarro cup version its an animal and looks smart also
     
  14. Ben huxtable

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    Renualt warranty ? Nothing for French build!
     
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    like peugeot recently the french companies are catching up on quality because theyve finally realised they cant sell on querks. The megane interior has been praised though still below golf quality(though i think the motoring press says that about every car) and the renaultsport range is starting to get quite a cult following and so the values are starting to hold a little better. Have to say the Megane rs250 is the only one id buy because the rest of the range were there are massive black rubbing strips etc look gash. The fact is they only do it so when they bring in a facelift all of a sudden there coloured coded and it makes the car look more modern. Its a trick the french companies have been doing for years, 206s. 306s,clios look at all the pre FL and FL models and all they ever change is the headlights and colour code the door handles and rubbing strips lol
     
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    warren_cox Back from the dead

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    Working 25 hours a day to afford Audi labour rates :cartman:
     
  17. LeonFR07DSG

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    See in your sig warren (welcome back btw) that you have ordered a new S3... did you not think about an RS3? Or too much money?
     
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    Hi mate; good to be back albeit in smaller visits.

    Bonkers money when specced up (£44k with the options we wanted - £14k more than the S3 with an 8% discount and same options). S3 was cheaper then Rocco and Golf R's too, so made no sense to stray.

    As for RS3, I've never been particularly fond of the sportback. At least a hatchback has a 'hatch'; a sport back has a ....'sport'(?)! Sportback my arse, typical marketing bollocks; translated - I've girded my loins and I can still own a car with the word sport in the name e.g. I'm not confined to a Zafira 'white good' and beige cords just yet. Audi are obsessed by the word Sport. S-Line Sportback; FFS it's a shopping trolley with a turbo, just like the hatchback version is - delusional - how can the word sport mean so much to so many! /RANT!
     
  19. leons_ leon

    leons_ leon BYE BYE GTI

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    what about the mugen CTR - 200544557297
     
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    French biuld quality has come on leaps and bounds in the last few years, old french is poor but anything remoelty recent is good, the megane 250 is probably the best medium sized hatch for driving experience.
     

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